Madonna songs banned from Texas station after her “un-American sentiments”

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“Banning all Madonna songs at HITS 105 is not a matter of politics, it’s a matter of patriotism. It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments.”

So says HITS 105 general manager Terry Thomas (via VarietyNewsClub).

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The move comes on the heels of Madonna’s Washington D.C. speech during the Woman’s March. She was thinking “an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” she said during the speech.

“If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna.”

Madonna’s fan army reacted immediately by accusing the radio station of using this incident to gain publicity.

“You have 600 likes and are just using Madonna for attention. Her remarks were on behalf of women’s rights, your band is for a cheap ratings stunt,” one wrote. “You are confusing patriotism with blind, partisan zeal and theatrics.”

Madonna’s since taken to Instagram to clarify her speech:

“I am not a violent person,” she wrote. “I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in [sic] it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. …

“I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.”

Photo credit: Dionisio Weiland.

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